Sporting Directors Report

Sporting Directors Report

December 2021

How good is it Motorsport is back?

Next event on the Team Hunter calendar is the “GEAR” day which will be run at Wakefield Park Goulburn on Wednesday December 1.

The newest “Team Hunter” member Tim Blanch has been given permission by the “GEAR” committee to have a one off run in his MGF. “GEAR” events are restricted to pre 70s cars with model run ons such as the MGB allowed to run.

It will be great to see Tim have a run & he will be the third generation of the Blanch’s to hit the track in a MG with dad Matt being a seasoned “Group S” competitor & grandad Austin competing in many Motorsport events over the years.

Hopefully the weather will be kind to us, the June “GEAR” event I competed in was wet with the last event run in pouring rain which was interesting. Most of us entry level Motorsport competitors don’t have wet weather tyres like the pro’s so it’s the same tyres wet or dry which makes it interesting.

I recently competed in a Hillclimb at “MGCCN” Ringwood Park running on track A4 which is one of longer variations of the course. A total of 50 cars entered the event which was run on a very windy dry warm day which saw the track offering up a reasonable amount of grip.

On Saturday I attended a practice session which was available to competitors & managed to get 3 seconds under my previous PB for the A4 track which was pleasing but could I do it again in the event on Sunday?

I managed to go a bit quicker Sunday taking 3.5 seconds of my PB so I was happy with that. It was the first Motorsport event I’ve competed in since June “GEAR” & it was great to get back.

Motorsport is an addictive disease.

Thanks to “MGCC Newcastle” for putting on two enjoyable days. “MGCC Newcastle” are running a teams regularity Hillclimb on Sunday 12 December at Ringwood park & hopefully we can get a “Team Hunter” team in the event, contact me if you’re interested.

Looks like its full speed ahead for “MGCC Newcastle” with organisation for the 2022 MG Nationals, it’s on our doorstep don’t miss the opportunity to get your MG out & support what will be a great event.

Coming Events - Subject to COVID restrictions.

All the best to everyone have a great Christmas, new year stay healthy stay safe.

Remember drive them don’t hide them enjoy your MG.

Gary Piper

A line of MG’s awaiting their next run up the hill at Ringwood.

A general view of the parking area at Ringwood for participating cars and service vehicles.